AkA Brad Oferhofer is a composer, producer, and musician from Brooklyn, NY and Tacoma, WA, now based in Los Angeles. Previous albums are Time Capsules II (2012) and Chronovision (2015). This first release in 6 years
"Muriel Grossman was born in Paris to Austrian parents and grew up in Vienna where she started classical studies on flute at age 5. When she switched to saxophone and jazz at age 21, she says she learned mostly from listening to records. She also credits German jazz pianist Joachim K
This series of short duets -- most are under 1 minute long -- were composed by Bartok in 1931 when he was 50 years old. He did not intend this work to be played in performances, but rather to be useful as a work for young students. He composed other works in this period that were meant to be pedagogical, such as Mikrokosmos. This recording made in Prague
"The Soldier String Quartet: violinists Regina Carter, Todd Reynolds, Dave Soldier, Judith Insell, cellist Dawn Avery and featuring the singers Tiye' Giraud and Jimmy Justice with guest artists singer Laura Cantrell, drummer Jonathan Kane, bassist Richard Bona, violinist Rebecca Cherry, accordionist Anne DeMaranis, and percussionist Valarie Naranjo. Says Dave Soldier _Inspired by the Concord Quartet and the Beastie Boys, (beginning in 1985) we performed at rock clubs like CBGBs and experimental festivals in Europe using a drummer and electricity. We stood to play and memorized the music, and would stamp around like punk rock and hiphop groups ; we occasionally played at Lincoln Center and normal places for chamber groups._"
"Sid Hemphill was an American blues multi-instrumentalist and bandleader who played in his own string band mainly in Mississippi. He recorded for Alan Lomax in 1942 and again in 1959. Born in Panola County, Mississippi, Hemphill was the son of a slave fiddle player, crafted instruments, and was a blind musician. Lomax traveled to Senatobia to seek out Hemphill after a local string bandleader described him as the _boar-hog musician of the hills_, also proclaiming him as _the best musician in the world_. - Wiki"
"Ferron (born Deborah Foisy on 1 June 1952) is a Canadian-born singer-songwriter and poet. In addition to gaining fame as one of Canada's most respected songwriters, Ferron became one of the earliest and most influential lyrical songwriters of the women's music circuit, and an important influence on later musicians such as Ani DiFranco, Mary Gauthier and the Indigo Girls. From the mid-eighties on, Ferron's songwriting talents have been recognized and appreciated by music critics and broader audiences, with comparisons being made to the writing talents of Van Morrison, Bob Dylan, and Leonard Cohen. - wiki"